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Allan Will

Allan Will is a seasoned executive with extensive experience founding, funding, operating, and selling medical device companies. He currently also serves as Executive Chair of EBR Systems, Chair of the Board for Setpoint Medical and Director of Fogarty Innovation.

Most recently, Allan was a founding Managing Director in Split Rock Partners’ Silicon Valley venture capital office, focusing on the therapeutic medical device field. Formerly, Allan was Founder, Chair and CEO of The Foundry, an incubator dedicated to transforming medical device concepts into companies, where he co-founded 11 companies, including among others Ardian Inc. and Evalve Inc.

Earlier in his career, Allan spent more than 17 years in operating roles in medical device companies, with the last 12 as CEO of various Bay-area venture-backed start-ups. Allan currently holds more than 30 issued patents. He earned his M.S. in management at MIT and his B.S. in zoology from the University of Maryland. Allan has served as a member of the MIT Entrepreneurship Center Shareholders Board and on the University of Maryland’s President’s Committee on Innovation and Entrepreneurship. Will is a University of Maryland Distinguished Alumnus and recipient of the Astia/Deloitte Leadership in Mentoring Award for mentoring women executives.